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by Clark Quinn

This is the start of a narration, a story—working out loud, in other words—about how a small group of designers decided to build a better way to support learning. The end of this narration will come in September, when the team releases its product, free of charge, to the world. Enjoy the view as you travel along with the team under the guidance of The eLearning Guild’s first Guild Master.

Spotlight   |   August 24, 2016
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by Jeff Batt

Have you ever wanted to have different paths through your eLearning, based on the user’s knowledge or on user answers to questions? That’s part of what it means to make learning adaptable and personalized! This is key to getting your eLearning out of the one-size-fits-all approach that turns off so many learners. Here’s how to tailor eLearning to each learner if you are using Storyline!

Tip   |   August 23, 2016
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by Lisa Minogue-White

Earlier this year, many media outlets predicted that 2016 would be “the year of virtual reality” (VR). But after 10 years of reports and anticipation, it is clear that our efforts to put VR to work in the service of learning must be led by the business needs, not the technology. Here is a model to help you do that!

Feature   |   August 22, 2016
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by Pamela Hogle

Guild Master Jean Marrapodi believes that eLearning should be accessible to all learners. Universal design is important for ADA compliance, she says, and it improves learners’ experience and makes eLearning more convenient.

Interview   |   August 18, 2016
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by Pamela Hogle

Technology puts adaptive learning, tailoring educational content to each learner’s level and progress rate, within easier reach of millions of people. The advantages to this approach include greater engagement and real-time monitoring of progress. Here’s an explanation of the concept and how it fits into instructional design.

Spotlight   |   August 16, 2016
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by JD Dillon

The call to evolve the role of learning and development (L&D) has become downright deafening. If you haven’t heard it, you just aren’t listening. The workplace has changed, but we have not kept pace with the ways we support it. Many L&D thought leaders are sharing great ideas on how to shift the L&D mindset. Here are four key tips for you!

Column   |   August 16, 2016
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by Pamela Hogle

Nanodegrees, Open Badges—whatever you call them, alternative credentials are filling gaps that traditional academic degrees can’t or won’t; employers are increasingly turning inward to design needed training. Here’s an overview of credential types, their risks, and their benefits. Along with workplace learning and newer ways to approach performance, this is a topic on which you must stay informed!

Spotlight   |   August 11, 2016
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by Doreen Lorenzo

CME Group is an international company. In this interview, Sarah Thompson, manager of professional development, discusses the challenges of staying connected to employees located outside of company headquarters, outlines the strategy for using visual instruction and communication, and explains how L&D is leveraging peer-to-peer learning and responding to younger employees. Great information!

Interview   |   August 11, 2016
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by Jeff Carpenter

Learning leaders rarely get the credit due for impacting employee performance and bottom-line results. But we must share the blame. We often fail to communicate our successes, and our goals don’t always align with what the business has in mind. We make assumptions that interfere with demonstrating the impact of learning to the business goals. Here are steps you can take to change all that!

Spotlight   |   August 10, 2016
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by David Wood

We sometimes discover that solving a business problem requires a new, innovative approach to learning. Then we go off to look for innovation, but in all the usual places. While this can be a comfortable path, it is also a way to only come up with the same answers we already know well. There are ways to avoid this kind of disappointment, and this article will help you find them.

Spotlight   |   August 9, 2016
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